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sorkin. sandy still packing a punch. more than 7 million people currently without power from north carolina through connecticut. there are more than 2 million people in new jersey alone without power today. we'll get an update on the you power situation in new jersey with the president of pse&g, they have 1.2 million customers without pow person by the way, the president is just declaring a state of emergency in new york city. this is something that will free up more federal funds for people here in long island and in new york city and we will have more on that in just a moment. also coming up in the next half hour, we have delaware governor jack markell. we'll get his assessment of the damage to his state and dennis gartman will talk energy and commodity trading. >> lots of damage to report in the new york city area, more than 50 homes were destroyed by fire last night in breezy point queens. just east of cone any islands, more than 170 firefighters were on the scene. and separately more than 200 patients were evacuated last night from new york university's medical center after po
>>> i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin. sandy is ready to strike. we'll take you through the storm. winds are picking up, rain in a lot of areas. we'll also be talking about the decision to close the nyse and nasdaq trading. and as we brace for the storm, power companies around the region are getting ready to deal with the potential after math. we'll talk to the chief operating officer of pse&g right here in new jersey. that's coming up at 6:40 a.m. eastern time. and more than 7,000 flights have been canceled from washington to boston as those cities brace for flooding and high winds. phil lebeau will have a live report coming up at 6:30 eastern time. . as we've been talking about, the new york stock exchange and nasdaq will be completely shut down today with no stock trading at all. originally the nyse had planned to use its electronic platform, but at this point it has decided to shut trading all together. that happened after it had conversations with other u.s. stock markets and with u.s. regulators, including the sec. and this is the first weather
was shut down because of sandy. this morning futures down by about two points. nasdaq up by about 2 1/4 points. >>> jfk and newark airports both operational on wednesday, but saw very few flights. jpk is seeing more arrivals than departures, but net back to normal. courtney reagan is at laguardia this morning. >> reporter: good morning. so we haven't yet seen a plane take off here. the first plane is scheduled to take off in about 40 minutes from now. i've been here for over an hour and i got to say, i have never seen laguardia so quiet. i think there are more employees here than passengers. and i went counter to counter and american airlines basically said when i asked how many flights were scheduled to take off, it is very, very limited. he said it will keep changing all day long. air tran said they don't have a plane taking off until 1:00. it's like you were talking about earlier with that coordination, you have to get all the people in the right places. so i think laguardia will see what jfk and newark saw yesterday with more arrivals than departures. normally about 1,000 flights
in the area impacted by sandy? that's the big question this morning. joe knows this very well, on my way in today, i had to take a taxicab for $125 because jeeves was this line to get gas, he was out of gas. >> i tried to take a car, my guy who i call -- he is not, but he nights as well be a former -- he has never failed. on on tuesday he came. and there have been snowstorms in the past where we've gone off the road, around, jack moved tractor trailers to get here's couldn't get gas. and so then i had to use -- i had a certain amount left in reserve. my gas tank is locked because people are siphoning now. >> it happened to one of our producers. >> there are people with guns. first 12 lines have to to do with troopers being there, you're not getting gas, people pulling guns, fights, frustrated. i saw something, and mill burn is a pretty of a through event community. and this one gas station finally got power, in addition to a five hour wait for cars on the other side, there were people, i don't know, somehow reminded of almost leak refugees. probably 120 people all with gas cans and three
of kids. let's get to lower manhattan. lower manhattan is springing to life today after super storm sandy hit the area, flooding the battery. the new york stock exchange is set to ring its opening bell today after being closed. for the past two days, scott cohn reports from lower manhattan right now. scott? >> good morning, andrew. the red, white, and blue lights behind me are symbolic at the new york stock exchange. they came on about 10:30 monday night as the storm was just make its way through here as people were frantically trying to keep water out, ultimately in vain. but power always stayed on here. this building always stayed dry. that's an important symbol. the question is whether it can be more of a symbol today as they try to get the markets back up and running. we've seen a lot of people arrive here, technicians and so on trying to make sure that their connections from the exchange to the outside world, wherever their firms are, wherever their trading desks are are going to work. but it's going to be a huge challenge. other than this little island of electricity here, there is
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